Brixton Central Masterplan

We have been developing long-term plans for the area that includes the former ice rink site, the train station, Brixton Station Road and the land in-between the tracks off Valentia Place. We call this project the Brixton Central masterplan.

Brixton Central is identified as a major area for investment in the Brixton SPD June 2013. AECOM and Fluid Architects were subsequently appointed to work with local people on a masterplan for the area.

A summary of the information from the last consultation in December 2014 is set out below. Since then, the Council has been working to establish the best way to deliver this complex urban regeneration project. This includes further work around:

  • How to bring forward the masterplan in a comprehensive way, including both Lambeth Council’s land, but also other third-party land interests
  • The future of International House, which becomes surplus to requirements as a Council office building in the first part of 2018 and therefore requires a more immediate solution
  • How best to integrate the privately-owned site of the former Canterbury Arms pub
  • A further lease extension for Pop Brixton
  • How to deliver a refurbished mainline train station as part of the future development

In mid-2018 we expect to publish a refresh of the 2014 masterplan and a delivery plan.

 

The masterplan Area and land ownership

 

 

The 2014 masterplan

The 2014 masterplan demonstrates the capacity of the site to deliver change to this part of the town centre. It demonstrates the site has the potential to deliver:

New homes

  • Around 250 new homes, 40% of which should be affordable
  • Bringing in an extra £1 million annual spend into the local economy.

Working and living

  • Around 10,000 square metres of commercial space. This includes workspace or hotel development above the station, workspace and retail on the former ice rink site and a new covered space in-between the viaducts for retail and employment, alongside investment in the associated railway arches between Pope’s Road and Gresham Road and off Valentia Place.
  • This commercial space has the potential to include new workspace, shops, a hotel, market storage and provide an additional 500 jobs.

Getting around

  • Major improvements to public spaces along Pope’s Road and Brixton Station Road and improvement to the street market in those areas.
  • The potential for a refurbished train station, with a new entrance on to Pope’s Road and lift access
  • The potential for a connection through from Brixton Village to Brixton Station Road

 

Understanding the design approach

 

 

New and refurbished buildings

 

 

 

Engagement to date

A Local Reference Group, grown out of a series of individual and group meetings held with local people and organisations, acted as a sounding board for the development of the Brixton Central Masterplan.

Further discussions with residents, local businesses and students from Evelyn Grace Academy, provided feedback on two proposals and development principles in Summer 2014.

Following further detailed design and viability work, we expect to publish a refresh of the masterplan and a supporting delivery plan in mid-2018.

 

To keep up to date, please sign up to the Future Brixton mailing list on the homepage.

 

Useful Brixton Central Links

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Brixton Conversations film screening

2015-11-07 2pm (screening at 3pm for approx 20 mins) to 5pm
The Ritzy, Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, London SW2 1JG
What does heritage mean, what is home & what creates our connection to Brixton? Anchor & Magnet asked 10 brixtonites to take part in a one to one chat with a fellow local they'd never met on film.... More »

Somerleyton Road exhibition

2015-10-13 5.30pm to 8pm
The Black Cultural Archives Heritage Centre
After many years working with local people on an ambitious new development incl more than 300 new homes and a theatre, we've now submitted a planning application. Come and see the plans and model.... More »

Somerleyton Road exhibition

2015-10-14 12 noon to 2pm
The Black Cultural Archives Heritage Centre
After many years working with local people on an ambitious new development incl more than 300 new homes and a theatre, we've now submitted a planning application. Come and see the plans and model.... More »

Somerleyton Road exhibition

2015-10-17 12 noon to 3pm
The Black Cultural Archives Heritage Centre
After many years working with local people on an ambitious new development incl more than 300 new homes and a theatre, we've now submitted a planning application. Come and see the plans and model.... More »